the entrance area has been revamped with large screens and a lot of battery for little money

These are the new POCO M5 and POCO M5, two entry-level phones with power and a smooth screen

POCO starts September by renewing its most popular smartphone family. The Xiaomi sub-brand today presented the new POCO M5 and POCO M5, two smartphones aimed at the entry-level segment, which will take over from the previous POCO M4, introducing new and interesting features at the display level. , processor, camera or battery. , while remaining outside of 5G.

Both devices focus on delivering a reliable experience at a reasonable price, so we won’t find the most powerful processors, the fastest memories, or the latest advancements in connectivity. However, both models boast a ratio between specifications and price that is difficult to improve, and this is precisely the main advantage of these two best-selling candidates.

Xiaomi SMALL M5

POCO M5 launches a screen with a refresh rate of up to 90 hertz.

POCO M5, all info

POCO M5
Characteristic
Dimensions 163.99mm x 76.09mm x 8.9mm
201 grams
Filter 6.58 inch IPS LCD screen
FullHD+
20:9
gorilla glasses
Brightness up to 500 nits
30/60/90 Hz
Processor MediaTek Helio G99
ram 4/6GB LPDDR4X
Operating system MIUI 12 based on Android 12
Storage 64/128 GB UFS 2.2
Socket supports MicroSD card up to 1TB
cameras Back:
50MP f/1.8 with PDAF
2 MP macro
2 MP depth sensor
Front:
5MP f/2.2
Drums 5000mAh with 18W fast charging
22.5W charger included
Others fingerprint reader on the side
NFC
infrared
3.5 mm headphone jack
connection Dual SIM, Dual Standby: 4G + 4G
NFC
Bluetooth 5.3
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz

POCO M5 is the model aimed at the most “gamer” audience because it has a screen with a high refresh rate that can reach 90 hertz and because it is equipped with a more powerful processor than its brother, the MediaTek Helio . G99, from eight cores capable of operating at a maximum of 2.2 GHz and manufactured in the 6-nanometer TSM format, in addition to being accompanied by the ARM Mali G57 MC2 GPU.

It has a slightly different design than the brand’s previous models, with a unibody body whose finish simulates leather and is available in yellow, green and black colors.

Its screen is IPS and has a diagonal of 6.58 inches, with Full HD+ resolution and a hole that houses the 5-megapixel selfie camera. The rear camera system is led by a 50-megapixel main sensor, which is accompanied by two additional cameras for macros and portraits, each 2-megapixel.

All this is supported by a large 5000mAh battery with capacity for 18W fast charging. The charger is included in the box.

POCO M5s, all info

SMALL M5
Characteristic
Dimensions 160.46mm x 74.5mm x 8.29mm
178.8 grams
Filter 6.43 inch AMOLED
FullHD+
20:9
Gorilla glass 3
Brightness up to 1100 nits
Processor MediaTek Helio G95
ram 4/6GB LPDDR4X
Operating system MIUI 12 based on Android 12
Storage 64/128 GB UFS 2.2
Socket supports MicroSD card up to 1TB
cameras Back:
64MP f/1.8 with PDAF
8 MP ultra-wide angle f/2.2
2 MP macro
2 MP depth sensor
Front:
13MP f/2.4
Drums 5000mAh with 33W fast charging
Others fingerprint reader on the side
infrared
3.5 mm headphone jack
Z-axis vibration motor
face lock
IP53
connection Dual SIM, Dual Standby: 4G + 4G
NFC
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz

For its part, the POCO M5s cuts on some aspects to raise the bar on others. Although its processor is the MediaTek Helio G95, not as powerful or efficient as the POCO M5, it in return gives us a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen which, yes, maintains a standard refresh rate of 60 hertz.

It also improves the camera system by equipping itself with a main sensor of 64 megapixels, and a fourth sensor is to be added at the back, of 8 megapixels and associated with an ultra-wide-angle lens.

Xiaomi LITTLE M5s

POCO M5s can be purchased in two colors: blue and black.

Its battery maintains a capacity of 5000 mAh, but its fast charging increases to a power of 33 W. In this sense, it should be mentioned that in some regions the charger is sold separately and does not come with the phone.

POCO M5 and M5’s price and where to buy

The new POCO smartphones can now be found on the brand’s website. Soon they will also be available for purchase from other authorized retailers, such as Amazon.

The price of each model will depend on the selected memory and storage configuration.

  • POCO M5 4/64 GB: 209.99 euros
  • POCO M5 4/128 GB: 229.99 euros
  • POCO M5s 4/64 GB: 189.99 euros
  • POCO M5s 4/128 GB: 209.99 euros

POCO is making an introductory offer available between 12 and 16 September, through which it will be possible to get both units at a reduced price. The POCO M5 can be purchased for €189.99 and €209.99, and the POCO M5s will be available at a discount for €169.99 or €189.99.

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